I cannot praise the hotel itself enough, a lovely place with the friendly helpful staff and service second to none. The rooms are very good, comfortable and contain all your needs and the whole place is welcoming. It has a good bar area. The breakfast was cooked to perfection and enough for the hungriest of people. A little off the main through roads but in a superb village setting with places to stroll. WiFi is problematical and mobile phone reception is poor to none existent in places. Nevertheless a joy to stay!
We stayed on a B & B basis but decided to stop there for dinner although in truth, there are no alternatives in the near vicinity. It was a big disappointment I am afraid. The food on offer was nothing more than pub food really and priced very high, far too high for the portion sizes and not very well cooked at that. It was just about acceptable. All the side dishes were at £3.00 per portion but were minuscule. I do not mind paying for good food of adequate portion but we felt just a little “stung”. We stayed at other Hotel/pubs around the county and found them much better value for money with superior food. They really are stingy portions.I would stop here again if the food/value improved.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Museum Inn is a superb 17th Century country inn situated in the delightful village of Farnham, Dorset, on the glorious Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a renowned countryside pursuit's destination. The pub has eight beautifully appointed double en-suite rooms, four in the pub itself and a further four in the old Stables. If you want to add an extra luxurious touch to your stay, choose our General's room which comes complete with floor-to-ceiling French windows, darkwood antique furnishings and a stunning four poster bed. Each of our bedrooms come with luxury Feather and Black bedding, flat screen digital television, direct dial telephone, Wi-Fi internet access, and tea & coffee making facilities with homemade biscuits. Our 2 Rosettes restaurant serves seasonal British food and you can expect that every plate on the Museum Inn menu is as fresh as it can be and is expertly crafted with a passion for the local countryside. With low ceilings, flag stone floors and a roaring log fire, the Museum bar has a cosy, traditional feel with a relaxing ambience that ensures a steady stream of local clientele. It offers a wide selection of imported drafts and local beers as well as an extensive wine list. Salisbury and its cathedral are only a 30 minute drive away whilst the beautiful hillside town of Shaftesbury is only 20 minutes. The Museum Inn also sits 2 miles away of the historic Rushmore Park, an area of lawn and open woodland home to the Rushmore Golf Club. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Museum Hotel Farnham
- The Museum Inn Farnham, Dorset